Literary files

Title: Literary files
Dates of Material:
[188–]–1954
Extent:
53.20 cm of textual records
2 photographs: b&w
Scope and content

The series includes literary notes, articles, essays, (untitled and titled) stories, poetry, and photographs.

NOTE(S)
Source of supplied title

Title based on contents of series.

Extent

The series is stored in 8 boxes.
The material in files 1 and 5 in box 10 is fragile. See file list.

Finding aids

File list available (see below).

BOX FILE TITLE YEAR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Box 1
Notes, literary
123About Fenian Raid: n.d.n.d.
155About articles/stories: n.d.n.d.
159[For story?], with illustrations: 19311931

See also: Box 1, File 9

162About A.P. Coleman, for book: n.d.n.d.
Articles, essays and stories -- Untitled
11Fragment of essay [arguing against the confinement of women to the domestic sphere]

ts., annotated

11Fragment of story

ts., annotated. Signed: “Helen A. Saxon.”

135Fragments of articles or stories

holograph; tss., cc.

138Fragment of essay or story

ts., cc.

Articles, essays and stories -- Titled
11The Art of Living with Others

ts., cc., annotated

12The Baby’s Revenge

ts., annotated. Signed: “M.D. Merrivale,” signature crossed out.

13Beginnings [reminiscence]

ts., annotated

14Beginnings

ts., annotated

15Blue Amber

ts., annotated. Fragment.

16A Blue Heron Wing

holograph

17Brass Bed

holograph

18Brief Outline [notes, autobiographical]

holograph

19Cataraqui Grange (“Baxter house on the Cataraqui near Kingston, July, 1929)”1929

holograph, with illustrations and photographs attached. See also: Box 1, File 59

110Cave Canem

ts., annotated

111Chipmunk Hollow (reminiscence about Agnes Maule Machar)

ts., annotated

113Cobwebs

ts., cc., annotated; Signed: “Helen A. Saxon.”

114Commencement Day and After

ts., annotated; Signed: “Helen A. Saxon.”

115Cousin Connie’s Accent

ts., annotated; Signed: “Helen A. Saxon.”

116.Cross-currents

ts., annotated. See also: Miss Doane’s dilemma, Files 45–47.

117Cross-roads

ts., cc., annotated

118Cross-roads

ts., cc., annotated

119Does Jitneying Pay?

ts., cc., annotated;

120Education, Criticism and the Creative Spirit

ts., cc., annotated

121Endings

holograph; ts., annotated

122The Excitement of Village Life

ts., cc., annotated

124Fisherman’s Luck

ts., annotated

125Fisherman’s Luck

ts., annotated

126Footprints

holograph

127Grimalkin

ts., cc., annotated

128Heroes and Villains

ts., cc.; Signed: “Helen A. Saxon.”

129Home and the Homemaker [essay on women in the home]

ts., cc., annotated

130In the Fall of the Year

holograph

131The Ingratitude of Maria

ts., annotated

132Iris

holograph

133Iris

ts., annotated

134Assumption of Superiority

holograph

134Joey

holograph; ts., annotated; Signed: “Winnifred Cotter.”

135Keddo and his Compatriots

ts., cc. Fragment.

135Kitchen Psychology

ts., cc.

135Tilly: a tribute

ts., cc., annotated

136Keeping up the Standard

ts., annotated; Signed: “Helen A. Saxon.” Fragment.

137The Lecture Lady

ts., cc., annotated. Fragment.

138That Lecture on Balzac [about a lecture given by Henry James]

tss., cc., annotated. Complete draft, plus fragments of another draft. Complete draft is signed: “Helen A. Saxon.”

139A Little Child Shall Lead Them

holograph. Fragment.

140A Loiterer in London

holographs

141Loiterings in London

holograph

142Margaret of the Hill-house

tss., cc., annotated

143Margaret of the Hill-house

tss., cc. Signed: “Winifred Cotter.”

144M.L.C.P.

holograph; ts., annotated; ts., cc.; tss., cc., annotated. Complete draft plus fragments.

145Miss Doane’s Dilemma

ts., annotated; Fragment. See also: “Cross-currents,” Box 1, File 16

146Miss Doane’s Dilemma

ts., annotated; ts., cc., annotated. Signed: “Helen A. Saxon.”

147Miss Doane’s Dilemma

ts., annotated. Signed: Helen A. Coleman.

148Miss Webb’s Little Window (two drafts)

ts., annotated; ts., cc., annotated

150My First Caller in Los Angeles

clipping, Toronto Star Weekly

151My Neighbour’s Son

ts., annotated; Signed: “Helen A. Saxon.”

152Nature’s Balance

ts., annotated. Fragment.

153Not Stock Size (two copies)

tss., cc. (one with typescript revisions)

154Notes in a New York Crowd

some facts and features of the recent Columbus celebrations: holograph. Signed: “Helen A. Saxon.”

156Notes on a Trip to Jamaica

ts., cc., annotated. Signed: “Gwendolen Woodworth.”

157An Old-fashioned Way

ts., cc., annotated. Signed: “Helen A. Saxon.”

158Once Every Spring

ts., annotated

160One of Life’s Little Incongruities (two drafts)

ts., annotated; ts., cc., annotated

161Our Audacious Rodent

ts., annotated

163A Parable (two copies)

holograph; ts., cc., annotated

Poetry -- Poems, by title
112The Cliffs of Dover

ts., cc., annotated

Box 2
Notes, literary
264About Canadian history: n.d.n.d.
Articles, essays and stories -- Untitled
265Fragment of story

ts., annotated. See also: Ships that pass, Box 2, File 74.

292–95, 100Fragments of articles or stories

holograph

296Fragment of story

ts., annotated

Articles, essays and stories -- Titled
265Ports and Happy Havens

holograph. Fragment.

266The Possession of Jane (two drafts)

tss., cc., annotated. One draft signed: “Winifred Cotter.”

267The Procession of the Days

holograph

268A Question of Values

ts., cc., annotated. Signed: “Winnifred Cotter.”

269A Rash Experiment

ts., annotated. Signed: “Helen A. Saxon.”

270A Rash Inference

ts., cc., annotated

271Satan and Co.

ts., annotated

272A Sense of Leisure

ts., cc.

272Pursuing a Sense of Leisure

ts., annotated. Signed: “Winifred Cotter.”

273Settlement Work Among the Well-to-do

ts., cc.

274.Ships that Pass

ts., annotated and ts., cc. See also: Box 2, File 65

275A Sidelong Glance at Washington

ts., annotated and ts., cc., annotated

276Some Masculine Emotions and a Moral

ts., cc. Fragment.

277Some notes on the Fauna of the West Indies

ts., cc., annotated

278A Soul’s Journey

ts., annotated. Signed: “Helen A. Saxon.”

279The Story of Frenchy (as told to me)

ts., cc., annotated. Fragment.

280Ten Years Old

holograph and ts., cc., annotated. Signed: “L.D. Clark.”

281Ten Years Old

ts., annotated. Page 1 missing.

282The Three Gates

ts., annotated and ts., cc., annotated. One draft signed: “Helen A. Saxon.” [autobiographical?]

283To Be Concluded

ts., cc., annotated

284Undercurrents

ts., cc., annotated

285Undercurrents

ts., annotated. Signed: “Helen A. Saxon.”

286Under the Chinook’s Arch

holograph

287Under the Shadow of Mt. Etna

ts., cc., annotated. Signed: “Winnifred Cotter.”

288An Unrespected Tree

holograph. Fragment.

289Ungarnered Sheaves

holograph

290Up the River with Saddle and Pack

ts., annotated

291Wings

ts. Signed: “Helena Coleman.”

292Hasty Steps on the Stair

holographs. Two drafts.

292The Story of Frenchy

ts., cc. Signed: “Helen A. Saxon.” Fragments.

293Endings Are More Apt to Be Approached

holograph. Fragment.

294When Mr. Silas Pepper was Discharged

holograph

297It Was One of Those Perfect Summer Evenings

holograph

297Some Years Ago, Quite Late in Life

holograph

298Gentleman to See You, Sir...

holograph

299During the Earlier Part of the 1880s...

ts., annotated and ts., cc., annotated

Box 3
Notes, literary
3101–105Unidentified
Poetry -- General
3105Unidentified poetry
Box 4
Notes, literary
4115About Sheila and others: 1920

copies sent to newspapers and periodicals, 1920

Articles, essays and stories -- Titled
4116In the Shadow of the White Eagle1893

photocopy of printed story, 1893

Poetry -- General
4106Poems, filed under “A–D”

holographs; tss., annotated; tss., cc., annotated; clipping, annotated. Pseudonym sometimes used: “Helen A. Saxon.”

4107Poems, filed under “E–I”

holographs; tss., annotated; tss., cc., annotated. Pseudonyms sometimes used: “H.C.;” “C.H.”

4108Poems, filed under “J–R”

holographs; tss., annotated; tss., cc., annotated. Pseudonyms sometimes used: “C.H.;” “Helen A. Saxon”

4109Poems, filed under “S–Y”

holographs; tss., annotated; tss., cc., annotated; clipping, annotated. Pseudonyms sometimes used: “H.C.;” “H.S.C.;” “Helen A. Saxon”

4109aPoems, “copied from Miss Elsie Pomeroy’s typewritten copy; July, 1954,” annotated by “M.V.R.” [Margaret V. Ray]

Poems include: The bell-buoy, Blue ran the river, Dusk on the Campagna, In Westminster Abbey, Martyrdom, Trouble on the shelf, Wild-foot.

Poetry -- Poems, by title
4110Seven City Sonnets

tss., cc., annotated

4110Sonnets After Easter

tss., cc., annotated

4110Three Quarrels

tss., cc.

4111Being the sad tale of the marriage of Julia, Lady Adelaide Belljangle to Maxamilian Hogginstein of Chicago, and the triumph of her fate

ts., cc., annotated. Signed: “Caleb Black.”

4111The Squeal

ts., cc., annotated. Signed: “Caleb Black.”

4112Ballade of the Sea-serpent

ts. Signed: “Shadwell Jones.”

4113Origins

holograph. Signed: “Annie Lloyd.”

4114Our Buried Selves

ts., cc.

4114Sacrifice

holograph

4114The Vale of Lomond

holograph. Signed: “Emily A. Sykes.”

4115A Child’s Song of Christmas

galley proof

4115Kerry

galley proof

4115Lamentspring, 1917

spring, 1917: tss., cc., annotated and photocopy. Photocopy of printed poem is signed: “Winifred Cotter.”

4115The Fields of France

ts., cc., annotated. Signed: Winnifred Cotter.

4115When I Was a Small Lad

galley proof

Box 6
Articles, essays and stories -- Titled
6148Christmas Employment

ts., annotated; Signed: “Winifred Cotter.”

6148Tethered Wing

ts., annotated

Poetry -- General
6154Unidentified poetry
Box 7
Articles, essays and stories -- Titled
7157From a Dormer Window

holograph

7157Growing Old

holograph

7157Notes on a Jamaican Trip

holograph

7157The Story of the rose

holograph

7157[The Baby’s Revenge?]

ts.; Fragment.

Poetry -- Poems, by title
7157Sacrament

holograph

Box 8
Articles, essays and stories -- Titled
8(notebook)Fashions and the War

holograph

8(notebook)Letty on K’s Marriage

holograph

Poetry -- Poems, by title
8(notebook)Not to the Apathetic Sod...

ts., cc., annotated

Box 10
Articles, essays and stories -- Untitled
101Fragments of stories

tss., cc., annotated

101Table of contents page

(untitled; for a collection of prose)

105Fragments and drafts of articles or stories

holographs; tss.; tss., cc.

107Fragments of articles and stories

holographs; ts., cc.

108Fragments of stories

holographs; tss.

109Fragments of articles

holographs

Articles, essays and stories -- Titled
101A Camp in the Rockies

tear-sheet. Signed: “H.C.”

101Adelina out west

ts. and ts., cc.

101All Achievement, National and Otherwise...

holograph. Fragment. Fragile.

101At Madeira

ts., cc., annotated

101Before the War in Italy

ts., cc., annotated. Signed: “A.T. Cottingham.”

101Being Alone in the House

tear-sheet, annotated. Signed: “Helen A. Saxon.”

101Kitchen Psychology

tss., cc., annotated

101Mrs. Lougheed’s Call

tear-sheet, annotated; Signed: “Helen A. Saxon.”

101Pigeon-holed

ts., annotated. Signed: “Helen A. Saxon.”

101The Call of the Wild

ts., annotated

101The Story of Frenchy

ts., cc. Fragment.

101To Be Concluded

tear-sheet, annotated. Signed: “Helen A. Saxon.”

101Way Down South in Winter-time

holograph

101[Cousin Connie’s Accent?]

ts., annotated; Signed: “Helen A. Saxon.”

103The Entrance to our Little Bay

holograph and tss., annotated

105A Reformed Character

ts., annotated. Fragment. Signed: “Helen A. Saxon.”

105Along Life’s Little Side-paths

ts., annotated; ts., cc., annotated Draft and fragment. Signed: “Cotter.”

105April Frosts and April Fears

ts., annotated; Fragment. Signed: “Winifred Cotter.”

105Bat

holograph; In notebook, fragile.

105Behind the Lines

ts., cc., annotated

105Cousin Connie’s Accent

ts., annotated

105Doctor

holograph. In notebook, fragile.

105Does Marriage Conduce to Intellectuality

ts., cc. Signed: “Winnifred Cotter.”

105Endings

ts., annotated

105Fate Decreed that I Should Spend the Summer of 1935...

holograph

105Footprints

twelve essays: holograph

105I Had Hoped to Reach Cranby Before Dark

ts., cc., annotated

105In a Wild Strawberry Patch

ts. Fragment.

105It Was Ten O’clock on a Sunny March Evening in Florida

holograph; ts., annotated

105Last Train out of Germany, August 1, 1914

holograph

105M.L.C.P.

ts., annotated

105Our Audacious Rodent

ts., annotated. Fragment.

105Ten-year-old and the Fishin’ Hole

ts., cc. Fragment.

105The Elusive Times

ts., cc.

105The Red-eyed Vireo Made a Bad Mistake Last Summer

holograph

107Afternoon Teas

holograph

107Button Hook

holograph

107Some notes on the Fauna of the West Indies

ts., cc.

107The Habit of Pouring

holograph

108At About Sixteen I Went to a Small Farm...

holograph. Subject: L.O.C.

108M.L.C.P.

holograph

109Epiloguets. [Epilogue to a lecture on geology?]

ts. [Epilogue to a lecture on geology?]

109Iris

holograph

Poetry -- General
104Poems, untitled

holographs; tss., annotated; tss., cc., annotated. Fragments and drafts.

Poetry -- Poems, by title
104A Chant of Love

reprint (from Atlantic Monthly). Signed: “Helen Gray Cone.”

104A Little Knowledge

ts. Signed: “Maxwell Wallace.” [Helena Coleman?]

104At Lilac Time

ts., cc.

104Bluebirds

ts. Signed: “Maxwell Wallace.” [Helena Coleman?]

104Disarmament

ts.

104Dyson (list of corrections)

ts.

104Ere Night Was Ended

holograph

104Feeding the Birds

ts. Signed: “Maxwell Wallace.” [Helena Coleman?]

104For One in Adversity

ts.

104History

ts.

104Irish Melody

ts.

104May 1940

ts.

104Money

ts.

104My Little One

ts.

104Night Life

ts. Signed: “F.G. Pearson.” [Helena Coleman?]

104Old Women

holograph. Signed: Frances Alexander [Helena Coleman?]

104On Sailing

ts.

104Outline

ts., cc. annotated;

104Prayer of an advice-giver

ts.

104Prelude

ts.

104Rainy Weather

holograph

104Secrets

ts., cc. Signed: “C.D.” [Helena Coleman?]

104Snow Prints

ts. Signed: “Maxwell Wallace.” [Helena Coleman?]

104The Ant

ts. Signed: “Maxwell Wallace.” [Helena Coleman?]

104The Day that Uncle Corbin Died

ts., cc., annotated

104The Mystery

holograph. Signed: “Ralph Hodgson.” [Helena Coleman?]

104The New Magazine

ts., cc.

104The wish

ts.

104Trying to Understand

ts.

104Unknown to Fame

ts., cc., annotated

105By a Mountain Lake

ts., cc., annotated

105In Action

ts., cc., annotated. Signed: “H.C.”

105Waiting

ts.

107August 1914

ts., cc.

107My Little One

ts., cc.

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